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this is al jazeera. hello. welcome to "the newshour." i am stephen cole. fleeing from the violence. the united nations says two million syrians have now left the country. we will be bringing you live reports from refugee camps in lebanon, turkey and iraq. increasing cost of the
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fukushima plant, the government is spend half a billion dollars. the can indians are on the streets of mumbai because the hospitals are too crowded. scomplrnlt the united nations says two million people left from syrian. three-quarters of the refugees are women and children. so where are they seeking refuge? over 111,000 have fled to egypt. jordan has taken in more than 500,000. nearly three-quarters of a million have crossed into neighboring lebanon. there are almost half a million r u gees in turkey. iraq has more than 171,000. our correspondence have been meeting some of these refugees
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in lebanon, the camp is home tom thousands of palestineian refugees. zania, it's going to be talking from the refugee intie and khan. >> sa b ra refugee camp in lebanon. it's unusual because most of the refugees in lebanon have been absorbed into the population. haven't they? >> reporter: well, no. there are no official refugee camps in lebanon. there are unofficial camps close to the border, but most of the syrians integrate into society. they become part of the population. as you can see here, this poor i am prove ri impoverished
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neighborhood t they can't afford and they are getting little help. the problem is that this is causing tensions. talk to any lebanese here, for example, and they will tell you that the syrians are taking our jobs. they expect to work for less. so there is this resentment. and then you talk to a syrian, and then they say, yes, we totally understand. we know we don't feel welcome but we have no other choice. there is no where else to go. the government is saying over a million syrians are in lebanon. we have to remember even before the crisis began in syria, hundreds of thousands of syrians were working here, but now, they have got their families and, of course, avoiding violence. the lebanese government is worried because of the possibility of strikes against the syrian regime, they are going to see a massive influx. we saw that last week and thousands of families flee. >> at least 8,000 are coming in to lebanon every day is the estimate from the united
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nations. there are no regu gee camps as you say. they are absorbed into the population. there must be a level of worries about security with that kind of number coming in. i hope you can hear me. >> i am not sure if i heard your question correctly. but let me tell you what the problem in lebanon is. the problem is that the syrians are increasingly -- >> yes, please carry on, zeina. >> yes, the problem in lebanon is that syrians are increasingly being seen as a security threat. lebanon has not been able to stay out of conflict in syria. we have seen bombings. we have seen kidnappings, all linked to that conflict. lebanese are saying this is because, you know, that the syrians, they have contributed to this insecurity. but at the same time, we have to remember that this country is divided. the various lebanese parties, they are taking part in the war
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across the border, either fighting alongside the regime or supporting one party against the other. so this is where the threat is. it's not only a question of helping these people find food, find shelter. it is also the question of keeping this country united. and this is where the danger lies really. if you talk to people here, they believe that even with the possibility of western strikes, any retaliation, lebanon could be involved. the syrian president does have allies here it is a bigger picture. it's not only the question of absorbing these refugees. we know that the lebanese government has restrictions along the border, not only to prevent more people coming in but to make sure they are in control of security in this current tree. >> zeina hhorda. anita, tell us more about the killes refugee compaexample. >> well, it's one of the older camps here it was set up to be
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the gold standard in turkish camps. they started building it back in 2011, and the turks moved fast. they never anticipated refugee problem of this degree. they thought the international community would act long ago. they said that they could handle 100,000 and no more, and now they have got possibly as many as half a million refugees here this was the first with containers, flood lights and all of the rest. to give you an idea of how complicated this was, by a quirk of history, this is an ocustoms post on the border. the syrian territory wraps around this camp. now, when things were very, very volatile in the north before the rebel victories of late summer, 12 months ago, we had fighting it right around the area that i am standing at. we there were syrian army tanks driving parallel to where i was,
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people were being shot in broad daylight. in front of the appalled refugees who had come here for sanctuary, they were distressed with the turks. you understand how high emotions run. they were saying to the turks, you invited us here to protect us and you can't protect us. do something. but, of course, the turks didn't any more than the international community could. so at a time increased in numbers. designed for 15,000, it now has over 32 registered here, coming and going, you can see the degree of traffic. this is also one of the access ways to the syrian border, too. and a lot of traffic going inside, busy with all of the attendant dangers that has. but turkey expected, as i say, to see some kind of international involvement to stop the refugee crisis from getting any more serious. they is he they couldn't handle more but they did. >> thank you, anita. let's go to imaron khan in
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northern iraq. it's fair to say the refugees keep coming? >> reporter: that's right. a thousand a day coming across the border. since the border was om two weeks ago, we have seen about 52,000 people. 15,000 of them are here in this camp, but let me just show you. when i first arrived here two weeks ago, it was about a third full. you can see it stretches all the way up that hill as far as the eye can see. you can see refugee tents there. now, what the u.n.'s refugee agency told us is they are facing a funding crisis. they don't have the means to be able to absorb all of the refugees into camps. so they are looking into the international community to provide them with more. it's the same story from every single ngo i have spoke to. why was this border opened two weeks ago? about three weeks before i started speaking to you today, the kurdstan regional government were hearing quite harrowing stories about a group, that was
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fighting in syria attacking syrian kurds. they sent an investigative team over into syria. they haven't made the results of that investigation public but it was clearly so serious that the kurdstan regional government decided to open the border and allow these refugees in. they were surprised at the kind of numbers that were coming through. and what they really are worried about now is if there is any potential military action that there will be more refugees coming through, not just syrian kurds. the syrian kurds and iraqi kurds. they have a common language and history. it's much easier to absorb them into this society. what people are worried about is syrian arabs coming through in great numbers because they can't get through jordan or lebanon or egypt ortie. this may frey try this border crossing. if that happens, the shear numbers coming in are going to put a strain on the resources that are already understand strain tep moment. >> imran khan and anita and
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zeina. we will have more on the refugee crisis later in this news hour. >> i am james bays at the united nations headquarters in new york. those refugee numbers are st staggering. there is even more bad news. i will tell you how the u.n. is running out of money to deal with the humanitarian crisis. >> to come. israel has confirmed it fired two test missiles into the eastern mediterranean with a joint exercise with the u.s. the u.s. has a number of warship in the area for a possibility military strike. paul brennan is in jerusalem. tell us more about these exercises. >> >> reporter: good afternoon. what we know is largeley the results of a statement put out by the israeli defense forces, the israeli army saying that the missile test took place at 9:15 local time, 0615 gmt and they
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say they were testing a system called the sparrow which trans lates in hebrew as anchor, anchor stipula-n-c-h-o- a-n-c-h-o-r. it is a missile which is used to test anti-missile capabilities, so they fire this missile out. on this occasion, it was fired out from an air base in central israel out across the mediterranean see in an area designated as an israelifiering range. it was tracked by the arrow 2 system, also known as hex, in hedrew. the fact is that the missile test was conducted in conjunction with the americans. what caused most alarm on tuesday morning was the fact that the russians were not party or certainly were not informed in advance this test was taking place. so, as you know we had these reports across the eastern mediterranean causing a huge amount of alarm.
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that alarm seems to be calming down a little bit. theitionisi seem to be striking a non-chalant tone about the nature of thesefests. one within the. just practicing he said eg making sure everything works t no bill deal. make no mistake. theisitionis are sending a messenger with thafrmingdz, ball. inside jar, there are heft o outskirts on the capthal. these pinks are being uploaded. they appear to show a residential area. activists say government forces have continued to hit jobar. neighborhoods near damascus. gun men have kidnapped the daughter of the intelligence libyan gadaffi, his daughter was
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abducted when she left prison. he served a 10-month sentence for entering libya on a fake passport. >> the guards failed to protect her and an armed group that seems to be highly organized kidnapped her. the capable authorities of the judicial police and the interior ministry have taken legal action and the search and investigation is still ongoing. >> egyptian military court in the northern city of syria sentenced 11 members of the muslim brotherhood to life i am prisonment. others were handed five-year jail terms. he egyptian military headquarters have carried out armed groups in the northern sinai pennsylvania. after the aircraft fired 13 rockets. it happened in 2 locations near the border town of sheik zuade. in cairo security forces have blocked some rose into the city
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due to a protest planned, called for nationwide rallies to mark two months since morsi was deposed. an egyptian court has ordered the closed you're of four television stations including al jazeera's egyptian channel. the authorities have accused al jazeera of by as in its -- bias of political coverage in the country and still detain some of our colleagues from our sister channel. still to come on the newshour, government help after dramatic help in income, plus microsoft announces a big money buy out of nokia to try to catch up with mobile phone rivals. and roger federer's shocking excess at the u.s. open, questions about his tennis. more soon.
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>> from fukushima, a shielding device to be built. the first time the government is stepping in since the plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011. from the tokyo: >> the clean-up plan is essentially two-fold. one is to deal with contaminated groundwater. this is water that's flowed beneath the nuclear power plant becoming contaminated in process and flowing out into the ocean. to contain that, what the government wants to do is to build a wall made of frozen earth around the nuclear power plant. and the second part of the plan consists of treating the water that's currently being stored in tanks on the site. now, this is water that has been used to cool the massive nuclear reactive and becoming highly radiant in that process. what the government wants to try to do is remove some of those
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radioactive elements and particles before, braves, eventually discharging it out to sea as the nuclear reclation authority has admitted it may be forced to do. now, the fact that the government is stepping in to provide funding for these two projects is very important because some analysts have suggested that tepco's clean-up efforts in the past, may have been handled by their -- hampered by their lack of funds. we have to remember this announcement comes as days before the international olympics committee is due to announce who will host the 2020 olympics bid. >> farmers have been rallying in southern thailand in protest against a huge drop in rubber prices. they are calling on the government to guaranty the price of the commodity to combat their falling encloses. veronica derosa reports >> reporter: they are calling for nationwide protests to disrupt the economy and force thailand's government to accept their dmanldz. one young farmer was shot dead at the demonstration.
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officials paid their respects but this is a major challenge to the government. and this is what happens when commodity prices put pressure on farmers and they express themselves. they have taken over this which is normally a busy artery of the country's farming. >> protesters have been blocking roads and railways for the past 12 days. >> we will continue our demonstration and raise our protests until the government helps to support the crisis >> reporter: the government is now taking a protest more seriously. >> it's time for us to talk to the representative of the protesters. we are inviting them to bonchek to sit down and discuss with them what exactly they would hope that the government will do
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for them there are rubber farms like this across the country. the prime minister has been criticized for the government's handling of the farmer's problems. a few weeks ago, she said thailand only contributes a small amount to other countries. but it's on farms like this right across the country that thailand built its position as the world's biggest rubber exporter and producer. >> the money is okay. not a lot, but it's liveable. >> the farmers want the government to compensate their losses by buying their rubber at double the world market price. the demand sounds unreasonable but the government's already doing that for rice farmers which costs nearly 2% of gdp every year. >> most rubber farmers don't want to join the demonstrations but acknowledge prices are going up. he is worried he won't be able to provide for his family. >> some say what's happening here is a sign of more comic
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hardship and political protests to come across southeast asia. vir on can a petroza, al jazeera, thailand. every year tens of thousands of india's cancer patients pay make their way to mumbai, because of high ghnd, some have to live on the streets near the hospital. nitty duff reports >> reporter: camp okay a dusty patch of payment, shalanar does what she can to make her critically ill nephew comfortable. he has cancerous tumor in his nose. his family traveled 18 hours on a train to mumbai. she says a place to call home has been hard to come by. to seek treatment has not. the doctors checked his medical history in the papers we had soon after they became treating him for cancer. we don't know much about illness
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but the doctors are taking care of him. >> despite the conditions, the patients and their families face, they are the lucky ones. for every one person who makes it to this hospital in mumbai for treatment, many more across the country go without. >> living on the streets while undergoing cancer treatment is far from ideal but with wards overflowing, low-cost shelters full and mumbai's market prohibitively expensive, the poorest of the poor have little choice. every year more than 35,000 people come here from india to receive low-cost care. >> the charges are minimal there and all of the investigations show it's very minimum. the patient gets benefit for each and every part of his treatment at a very, very subsidized expense >> reporter: despite their financial position, all indians who come here receive the same
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treatment. efforts to cure the warts off financially are often undone. >> they have to go back to slums or maybe less cleaner villages, and that is where sometimes after chemotherapy when the community is very low, they are very susceptible for serious infection. >> the challenge that poverty poses to modern india lies in plain sight. most facilities are not built, these pavements may be more crowd. >> a lawyer in public health activist says the government needs to do a lot more in the healthcare sector themselves for treatment. very few communities like that to be very honest. >> that's why it's one of the
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reasons that people go to mumbai. it offers locals treatment and they are not in a center in india to provide the kind of quality that they do. there is very little coming from the government towards cancer treatment. if you are lucky to be working for government, if you are a civil servant, in the defense forces, you receive kay and treatment, that means they give you drugs, but they also pay for your treatment, your hospitalization, so on. but unfortunately, for those who are pushed into the private sector, that doesn't exist. so, yes, access to affordable se treatment is at low levels at the moment and much needs to be done to make things much, more accessible. >> in india, reptiles are a procetected pieces and it's illegal to own orsell these tarts. the hall is believed to be worth millions of dollars microsoft is
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buying nokia. and they will get their patents for at least a decade. it's seen as microsoft's chance to catch up with competitors. a technology journalist told me why this may not be such a good move. >> for nokia, i suspect committing because they will be owned by microsoft. they will be committed to using microsoft software. i suspect this won't be a good move. it's goi got a very small marke share. it does have some hope in the developing world but the big problem is that once you are late to the market, you don't get some critical mass, and people, therefore, can't bothered developing apps for you. renewable injury sources have long been seen as a solution to global warning. policy say it will stem climate change. people living in areas targeted
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for such projects say they are doing more harm than good >> reporter: the aust ear bea a cismd tere beauty has endured for tens of thousands of years. it's one of the few places in the u.s. where humans have mostly left the landscape saloon but that has began to change. he electrical pylons tower over rocky hills, a sign of the clean energy boom that is transforming this region. donite zel has lived on a small ranch in boulevard, california for nearly 40 years >> it's been a beautiful place to raise our family and take care of business. >> she pointed to a parcel of land right at the edge of her property, where a new solar power project is due to go in and took us a short distance away where, in a project already
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under construction, bulldozers stri scrape away the december soil. >> the desert has beauty. it has value. it is not something to be tossed away at a whim. >> that's what's happening now. communities like ours are run over rough-shod. we mean nothing. we are basically a rural sacrifice zone. >> reporter: solar plants are spreading quickly all across the merge southwest. the u.s. government has designated tens of thousands of square kilometers of land at prime locations for industrial scale solar energy development. >> many of the projects are massive, like this thermo electric plant run by bright source energy in california's i have a npaugh valley. precision controlled members concentrate mirrors and beam it to a central tower where it heats fluid to run turbines and produce electricity. brightsource energy declined al jazeera's request for an
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interview. biologist say projects like these disrupt fragile desert ecosystems and threaten wildlife like the desert tortis. they have been around for 200 million years. individuals can live 50 years or more and stick to one small territory. their numbers are steadily declining. >> desefforts are team -- desefforts are teaming with life. serts are team -- desserts are teaming with life. likely, you know, permanently to a certain extent. >> decisions now being made for ener energy. with consequences that will last for mel mellinnia. here is richard. >> thanks, stephen. we are seeing a contrast in weather types across europe at the moment. you look at the satellite picture, see this. it's associated with an area of low pressure. that generally means bad weather.
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high pressure means falling weather. it's not quite as simple or straightforward as that. under the sunshine it looks for paris welt see temperatures touching 30 degrees tomorrow. the average this time is a little over 20s. it will be the warmest day for something like the last 10. let's contrast that with kiev under the area of low pressure further towards the east. not only the low pressure, but i feel like the victim of the winds coming down from the north. so a chilly wind direction and it looks as though you get a high of 13. it's going to be the coldest day we will back into april this year. >> that's how it looks at the moment for much of europe, this area of low pressure is giving cold, cloudy and wet weather across the black sea but the central and western parts, it looks dry and fine. it should stay that way for a while. temperatures rise as we get through, paris up to 31 degrees, london, 27. we will see a drop in temperatures here as the front moves in from the west. if you reach 13 degrees in moscow, that will be the coldest
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day here since early may, steven. >> thanks, richard. more to comp claim including yemen aide and plus. >> i am rachel levine in peru. i will tell you how despite the promises of a gang truce, violence continues unabated. >> real madrid, another spanish club turns to donations for its surviv survival. ♪
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welcome back. our top stories, the united nations says more than 2 million people fred from syria to neighboring kuntz trees. an additional 5 million people are inside the country. the government says it will spent almost half a billion dollars to stop leaks at fukishima. microsoft is buying nokia's mobile phone business. the deal is seen as microsoft's attempt to catch up with competitors in the mobile phone market. to our top story, the head of the u.n. refugee agency says syria has become the great crisis of the 21st century. the u.n. says more than 2 million people have fled the country and many of the pledges by donor kuntz trees haven't yet materialized. our dmrochlt attic editor james bays is in new york. >> the u.n. is calling this the
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humanitarian calamity of the century. how is the u.n. helping regu ease >> it's trying to do everything it can on the borders setting up refugee camps, providing food, but this is a mammoth problem. you have the figures of 2 million today. most experts you speak to here will tell you those are the official figures, the ones that are actually registered. the real problem is much bigger than that. the u.n. has asked for money, the biggest humanitarian appeal was made back in july, $44,000,000,000 they wanted. that money is going to a number of different funds, some going to the u.n., some of it going directly to some of those governments most directly involved, particularly the jordanians and lebanese. i am told of the u.n. portion, though. they only have some 40% of the money they want and they desperately need more and they fear that they might run out of money given the scale of this
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humanitarian crisis now. >> around the world, james, there are discussions. high-level discussions about possible military intervention in syria. what is happening at the u.n.? people bring pressure on the u.n.? explain the process of how the u.n. works when it reacts to a story of this magnitude. >> well, the u.n. works in terms of its response in terms of international security with the security council, which is the body that is supposed to be the ultimate body to decide these sort of issues, but as you know, the security counsel is hopelessly divided on this. russia andshine opposed to the idea of military action. we know there are some other kuntz trees that sit on the security council currently, for example, pakistan, that are unlikely to support military action. the u.n. right now watching very closely that chemical weapons investigation that its scientists have been carrying out. we understand that in the next few minutes, ban kee moon will
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brief some of the ambassadors at the security council, the non-permanent members. he has spoken to the five that have a permanent seat and a veto on the security council. we probably will learn more in the next few hours because ban kee moon, the u.s. secretary general will give a press conference. >> in washington, d.c., the u.s. congress members have come back for a hearing for -- come back to try and hear president obama's plans for military action. kimberly halket is live. kimberly, echos of london and mps being brought back early from their holidays for that vote in the house of commons. senators, too, are coming back early from their summer recess for the hearing on syria. what can we expect? >> reporter: that's right, stephen. members of congress weren't scheduled to come back but by now, most members have cut their
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holiday shot to participate in a briefing, whether it be a teleconferencing briefing and now this first formal hearing where members of the obama administration, including the secretary of straight john kerry, the chairman of the chiefs of staff as well as the defense secretary, chuck hagle will make their case not just to congress but to the american people that the president of syria's strategy is necessary. >> how much support is there for a possible strike in congress? >> well, right now, i can tell you that members we have spoken to on both sides of the aisle, republicans as well as democrats are deeply divided. some even say that they have not yet made up their minds. there is a lot of distrust, especially when you talk to republican members of the house of representatives, that the president's proposal in syria really lacks defined goals, lacks sort of a clear strategy and there is deep concern, in fact, that the president, if he
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is to strike in syria that this could strike a much riwider regional conflict, a conflict many americans are concerned that the united states will be drawn into and do not want to support. >> kimberly, the senate is in democratic hands or democrat hands. the house of representatives is controlled by republicans, many of whom are determined to oppose the president at every turn. this is a gamble by obama. isn't it? >> reporter: it certainly is. and as you point out, of course, the president is a democrat. so he certainly does have more support as it stands right now in the u.s. senate. it seems to face a greater challenge in the house of r representatives, controlled as you point out by republicans. again, there is deep distrust. there is concern that the president has not yet made his case. and that's why this upcoming week is going to be so critical. we are not only going to have a sena hearing of the senate forg relations committee here in washington, there will be three more hearings scheduled for now
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here on capitol hill. two on the senate, one on the house of rope preis nottives side. you can expect there is going to be a serious lobbying effort continuing all week in advance of what we expect will be a vote in the senate the week of september 9thths, with the house following soon after. >> kimberly halkett in washington, d.c. thanks, kimberly the number of murders in hon honduras, in exchange for job training by the government. a warning, some forties may find some of the pictures disturbing. >> reporter: the latest victims of gang violence are piling up in the morgue in a city with the highest murder rate in the world. staffs say they are running out of space and medical supplies to prepare the bodies. in one weekend in august, 50 died. waiting anxiously to claim the body of her brother is sandra landaverti. guadalajara was shot when gang members tried to murder him.
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>> nobody can do anything. the criminals keep doing what they want, and nobody can stop them >> reporter: it's been three months since the 18th street gang and it's rivals apologized to the honduran people. they promised to end extortions and killings in exchange for a chance to work. instead of this being the start after peace process, it was the start of more killing especially in poor neighborhoods, some run by gangs, some fought over. the military had to be called in to patrol these streets. searching for gang members and informants, soldiers stop and check identification of these teenage boys >> reporter: when the military is patrolling this neighborhood, people tell us that they feel safer, that they are able to go outside their house. once they leave, they say the shootouts continue every day and every night. >> maria has lived here for 20 years. she has four children, and she says life is almost unbearable.
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>> are these bullet holes? what happened here, maria >> yes. it was a shooting. we were afraid. i am sleeping inside with my children. we fled the next day >> reporter: for many, even the presence of soldiers isn't enough to convince them to stay. on street after street, houses abandoned by families fleeing the fighting. government security efforts aren't working. it's response? a new military police unit of 5,000 officers. but even the army commander in the region admits fire power alone won't bring peace. i asked them if the government should talk to the gangs. >> i think so. it would happen when the time is right. it will be something very important. everyone has the right to be heard >> reporter: a surprising suggestion from one not yet shared publically by the president. the government's official line: we don't talk to criminals. those calling for negotiation say the movement is passing.
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>> if we don't speak to them, we will lose the opportunity. every day, they are growing stronger. more independent and dangerous. finally i had arrived at her brother's home mourn with family and friends and no signs yet that this family robbed of a husband, a brother, and a father will be the last to suffer. rachel laben, hondura. police have uncovered an underground cocaine lab, about 225 kilos was seized under a grove of fruit trees. police call it unprecedented strike against organized crime. salva kier is in the talks with his counter part. this is the second visit to kartun. he is expected to discuss the
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issue of oil, one of the main disputes between the countries. sudan has threatened to close pipelines. the central bank is among the national institutions ruined by two decades of civil war which means a somalishilling has not been regulated but the currency has survived. a report from mogadisha. >> this is the central bank or what's left of it. ripped apart by the long civil war, it's now slowly being brought back when it began in 1991, it will blasted all of the cash and valuables. something happened, the bank notes continued to suffer. this is the market. somali's unofficial central back for the last 22 years. it's here that the rate of the schilling against the u.s.
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dollar is set. if they are -- if they have a lot of dollars, we lower the rate of the schilling >> reporter: the inflow of dollars contributed to the survival of the smallest schilling. the dollar is used as a back-up currency but mainly for live transactions. the traders have devised their own ways from bundles of somali shillings. >> it's easy to tell between a fake note and original one, the feel, the quality and the texture are not the same. >> the truth is almost all of the somali shillings are counterfeit. >> after the clamps of the somali state, businessmen printed their money but the lack of a central bank has given the pre-war schilling accepted presta prestige. they were declaring they were
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printed before 1990. inside one of the vaults a worker stole somali shillings. every one is about $50 u.s. dollars. all bank notes are compatible and deposits held at the bank. the bank has no immediate plans for issuing a new somali currency. there is a lot of value. people, the families, you have serious implications to a lot of families living on less than $2 a day and so forth. >> the schilling faces another serious chal techniof dollars transferred by mobile phone. the mobile money allows you to pay for goods by texting small amounts of money to a merchant's account is proving popular in the capitol but the schilling cannot be counted out. if it can survive without a
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government, it can probably work off of technology, too. mogadishu. >> more to come including yemen call for international aid to help rebuild cities torn apart by fighting against al-qaeda. in sport world number 1 tiger woods has a terrible day at the. wouldn't believe there is a farm inside of it.
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>> the province in yemen under al-qaeda's control for over a year was retaken by government forces. many were killed.
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thousands flat-bed and buildings were destroyed. hasham ambeljara reports on people trying to rebuild their lives >> reporter: this was the front line of a devastating military confrontation. al-qaeda fighters swept into this southern city in 2011. and declared war against yemen's government. they appointed this man as their leader in the proof incident. they vowed to expand al-qaeda's reach across the country but were forced to retreat after air strik strikes and shelling by the army in the summer of 2012. the governor faces the delicate task of rebuilding what was destroyed. it's not the only challenge he faces. >> this is one of the poorest provinces in yemen. we need more infrastructure. al-qaeda took advantage and the
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problems plunged into crisis. we need investments. we need to look after the poor. >> that's the only way to defeat al-qaeda >> reporter: yemen's cash-strapped government cannot afford to rebuild the city. so international aid agencies are stepping in. the united nations development program representative in yemen, he always reminds his visitors of an encounter with a woman during a visit to abdian >> we are facing major, major humanitarian crisis. this woman i met, for instance, was sitting in front of her house, who was having -- her husband was killed. what does it mean if she doesn't have enough to eat, if her girls can't go to school and if her house is not safe. >> fled from the city when the fighting started. when he returned, his house was gone. >> the only compensation i received from the government was almost $5,000 u.s. dollars.
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>> that's not enough. my mention is so meager that i will never be able to rebuild my house. >> many people who were displaced by the fighting returned home. but zinzibar is far from safe. the presence of armed men and pro-government militia indicates war against al-qaeda is far from over. >> al-qaeda was driven out of here by its fighters hiding in nearby mountains. >> they say the comeback is just a matter of time. >> but this isn't the only concern. poverty and destruction are creating an atmosphere that could push more young people to join al-qaeda. al jazeera. yemen. joining me from london subpoena an analyst with the international tink tank. i don't know if you heard hash a.m.'s report pushing perhaps more young people towards al-qaeda, al shabaab.
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is it a fair question to ask how popular al-qaeda is in abian and, indeed, yemen? >> well, i think the point that the report reads is the extent to which al-qaeda and al shiria have beenability exploit the lack of development. they have provided basic services and managed to generate some kind of income for the people who have stayed in the area. young men who aren't employed have been given stipends by al-qaeda or when they have employed them as fighters. >> that's something that the government really hasn't been able to do to generate employment, as you heard, to build infrastructure in places like al bian. you have two separate issues, i suppose, the first of which is what al-qaeda can offer regardless of whether people buy into their ideology and the second issue is the fact that the government for many people
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in yemen has never really provided them with anything so their sense of allegiance to whoever is running the countries is fairly limited. >> why has yemen then been chosen as can we describe it as a key battleground? >> tim not sure you could say chosen. there are a number of reasons why people have become so focused on the al-qaeda movement in yemen, obviously during at a time uprising, in 2011, during the political crisis, there was fighting in the capitol, sen a. are between different faxes of the regime that have prospered under the previous president, ali abdullah sala, and that created a security vacuum where the franchise of al-qaeda, if you like had been able to exploit. they managed to take over a significant proportion of territory in al bian in particular. so we have sort of reached this
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point in 2011 where the franchise was becoming a lot more evident. we are seen attacks emanating from yemen led by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula, which is the main group. we have the attendant bombing of an airplane over detroit a few years ago. we had a year after that, two attempted bombings of airplanes, one with printer cartridges. western security analysts have seen yemen as one of the main threat centers for attacks emanating out toward the west. you have these two different strands, again, where domestically, they have been able to sees territory and one at the and the same time, they have been working towards attacks internationally which is why i think so much attention has been focused on them. again, there are a series of different reasons as to why they have been able to do both, mainly focused around a weak central government and the ability to exploit sort of
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insecure spaces within yemen, itself. >> peter, many thanks for that. peter salisbury from london >> reporter: thank you. let's move on to a look at the sports picture. here is ferra. >> roger federer has been knocked out of the u.s. open by tommy bravado. some have folks wondering if retirement is beckoning. alise holman reports >> reporter: not since 2002 has roger federer finished a season without a grand slam final. against tommy ravado a second time in wimbledon. the former world number 1 was featured in the quarterfinals at flashing meadows. >> i have to go back to work and come back stronger and, you know, get rid of this loss now
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as quick as i can and forget about it because that's not how i want to play. >> after seven failed attempts, robrido will compete in the final 8 of the u.s. open for the first time. >> it's amazing. for me, for the moment he is the best player of all times and to beat him in a huge stadium like the europe and matching at five sets, i think it's like a dream >> reporter: his next opponent will be rafael nadal and he faces problems as he dropped the first set in a tiebreaker against kolshreiber. but he avoided following federer's fate, eventually prevailing in three hours and 12 minutes.
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back in wales training ahead of two world cup qualifiers, a day after he was at the new world record signing. they were prepared to splash the transfer. another have had to rely on fan donations just to survive. a report: >> some things are more important than money t founded in 1926, real oviedo ball column. on the verge of extension. over 2 and a half markos moulitsas count trees. over 5 million was raised in just 15 days. fans brought shares in the club. ramon here was the club's board member responsible for the. from me f from me from the
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inside of the club, it was a completely crazy, crazy moment. they may be 500 or 100 people from all over the world. they have, i didn't know where it was from here. >> my name is river regel. i bought 50 shares as we are proud to say, our business is just bingo for fillings. >> 20,000 people in more than 60 countries bought shares including premier league stars, michu and ch's grand master all started at oviedo but the cherry to top an unbelievable financial rescue came on the final day of share trading. car loss slim, the richest man in the world took a controlling interest in the club. he invested 2 and a half million
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dollar. these former major shareholder in the club and mr. gonzalez is i am famous for the part he played in the bankruptcy having spent over $250,000 on a new team bus, it was too big to park in most of the grounds oviedo paid for. he didn't pay tax and then disappeared with a suitcase full of money. he is missing. he is wanted by the police on an international arrest warrant for two counts of fraud. he is believed to be in panama or cuba. but this is not yet at rags to riches story. real oviedo is still in huge debt. >> it is true that the club 0s about 12 million your o to the tax office and social security, but this debt is financed and the repayments are being made. so for the moment, the club is viable. obviously, oviedo needs to move up the league system to it obtain financial security. >> it won't pay off debts in the
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second division b. >> that's a reality. only part one of the dream is being achieved. now, it's up to the players. they certainly 0 it owe it to t fans. sweeden's hymn rich stenson has won the deutsche bank in massachusetts. tiger woods has had one of the worst performance. he finished a tie for 56th 4 under 18 shots behind the winner and a record on 22 under to win by two strokes. now, he replaces woods at the top of the fedex cup standings at the two of four play-off tournaments. >> this wasn't my week. yes play well. and i didn't make anything. so, con subsequently, i wasn't close to the lead. >> in formula 1, another aust tralian has replaced dan weber. two season with red bull jr.
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team, christian horner says the 24-year-old is very talented and has a great attitude. at the end of the season to join porch in sports car racing. former nba player dennis rodman has gone top north korea. the flamboyant star landed for a 5-day visit, his second this year. hedrew criticism for his last visit says he wants to just hang out with his friend, kim, trying to set up a new basketball league. i know that he loves sports. he loves basketball. me and him have something in common. we have to come over here to visit him to see how he is doing, see how the family is doing and revisit the country. >> that's sports for now. steven back to you. >> thank you very much indeed. and that's it from ferra and myself. i will be back with you in just approximately a couple of minutes for more news around the world exclusively.
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hello and welcome to al jazeera. i am del walters. these are your headlines. sp president obama is taking his case for military action in syria to the house leadership john boehner and mine or city leader nancy pelosi are in a meeting with the white house. he is expected to push them to support his plan top strike syria after the chemical weapons attack that killed mourn 1400 people. late irtoday secretary of state john kerry will testify before the senate foreign relations committee. isrel said it held a joint missile test with the u.s. this morning, a report the u.s. has not confirmed. ce

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